Tuesday night around 7:00 pm, James Russell met his heavenly Father face to face after a brief illness at the age of 89.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church Cemetery in Cottonwood with Pastor Richard Smith officiating and Glover Funeral Home of Dothan directing.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105.
The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
James was born June 6, 1932, in Albemarle, NC. James worked at Cummings Diesel in Charlotte, NC for 30 years and retired from Action Truck Center where he worked as a diesel mechanic for 11 years. He was most proud of being a proud patriot and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict where he achieved the rank of corporal. He was a proud member of Calvary Baptist Church where he and Betty were loved and prayed for daily by its loving members, especially Pastor Richard Smith, who was always available to bring God’s love and strength to them.
He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Millie Russell, his brothers Marshall, Charlie and Floyd; his stepson Dennis Hancock and grandchildren Brian and Anna Hancock.
He will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 35 years, Betty Jones Russell and his 4 stepchildren: Jenny (David) Barwick, Susan Foister, Diane (Howard) Tyson, Linda (Raymon) Meadows; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
We would like to especially thank the Southern Care Hospice for all their love and care, especially his nurses-“his two Linda’s”: Linda Lightner and Linda Pouncey.